Current Exhibitions

Rescuer of Once Loved Things: The Art of Donna Castellanos

March 17 - May 20, 2018

Local artist and educator Donna Castellanos collects and transforms everyday objects--which she calls “once loved things”--into a bold hands-on exhibit. Castellanos imagined each separate museum space as if it was a room in a house such as a study, playroom, dressing room, or workshop. Each thematic gallery then has an autobiographical element, whether through materials important to her or narratives that evoke her past. Throughout the exhibition, visitors encounter worn and well-loved items that share a commonality, from repurposed encyclopedias to antique musical instruments. Read More ›

David Wallace Haskins: Skycube

Indefinite loan, courtesy of the artist

Elmhurst Art Museum presents the world premiere of Chicago-based artist David Wallace HaskinsSkycube outside the Museum beginning August 11, 2015. A three-ton construction of steel, glass and far infrared light film, Haskins’ 8 x 8 x 8 foot Skycube brings the full vertical dimension of the sky down to the pictorial plane. Seen at eye level through a square aperture cut into the white steel cube, the moving image of the sky is not a digital projection or display—it is the actual three-dimensional sky. Read More ›

MoDa: Mother and Daughter Exhibit Together

April 22 - June 2, 2018.

The Elmhurst Artists’ Guild (“EAG”) presents MoDa: Mother and Daughter Exhibit Together, solo and collaborative original artwork by Terri Shimkus and her daughter, Danielle Hepko. For Shimkis, EAG Board Member and Communications Chair, collaborating on this exhibition with her 27-year-old daughter is a dream come true as they have created artwork together since Hepko was a child. Cassie Swierenga, EAG President, said the show “provides a rare opportunity to view the artistic influences a mother has passed onto a child.” Read More ›